But will the change come in time. I still got my doubts about that.

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CLIMATE_TALKS_SOLAR_DREAMS?SITE=NDBIS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-12-06-02-01-22

Middle East beginning to embrace solar energy

By MICHAEL CASEY
AP Environment Writer

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Covering nearly 300 football fields in a remote patch of desert, the Shams 1 solar project carries off plenty of symbolic significance for the United Arab Emirates.

It will be the first, large-scale solar project in the oil-rich country when it is completed at the end of the year, and the largest of its kind in the Middle East. At full capacity, the 100-megawatt, concentrated solar project will be able to power 20,000 homes. For those behind the project, it’s the surest sign yet that solar is coming to the region in a big way.

“We truly believe solar will be a major contributor to meeting our own requirements,” said Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, the UAE’s Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change and the chief executive officer of government-funded Masdar, which is the majority investor in the project.

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Go there and read. More tomorrow.

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